Continuing our on line photo class journey with Kat Eye Studio
Get out of our comfort zone, take at least 100 photographs.
My oldest son said “don’t take photos of flowers” and suggested photographing people. I asked if I could take 100 photos of him, but he declined. I thought about photographing a sporting event, as that would certainly be different. The time crunch was on and I still hadn’t chosen my subject.
My mother and I went out to run errands and grocery shop. My camera is my baby, and I wouldn’t leave it locked in the car, so it went in the store with me. My mother commented that 100 photographs is a lot and suggested taking photos of the fruits and vegetables. My reply was that taking 100 photographs was the easy part. Choosing a subject was the hard part. There is no way I would want to take photographs in a crowded grocery store on a Saturday afternoon. That was further out of my comfort zone than I was willing to go.
Finally, afternoon was approaching and I hadn’t decided. At this point I didn’t have much “oomph” in me and I didn’t approach my lesson wholeheartedly. I decide to photograph books. I love books. We have a lot of books in the house. I have many books that I have collected over the years.
I enjoy the peacefulness of books and the peacefulness of photography. I enjoy going on photo adventures with my husband or by myself. Even in a crowded city, no one takes much notice of you. But in that crowded, bustling grocery store too many people would have noticed me, and I would not have liked it.
Once I started taking photos, I was easily lost in the process, even though I wasn’t that motivated. As I was taking the photos, one of my treasures caught my attention. It is a scrapbook that I found.
Based on the styles and date found on one of the items, I am guessing it was made sometime in the 1920’s. The person who made this scrapbook must have been a woman and she certainly had an artistic and creative streak in her. I was excited at the thought of sharing her book with my classmates and blogging friends. Here are some images from her scrapbook, much different from the scrapbooking style around today.